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BYJ48 Stepper Motor

Stepper Motor is a motor controlled by a series of electromagnetic coils. The center shaft has a series of magnets mounted on it, and the coils …


Build Your Own Motion Control, Time-Lapse Photography Rig

Timelapse photography is great, and it’s certainly something we’ve seen DIY solutions for before. Over on Make, they show off another way to do it, …

Time-lapse Photography

Irrighino is a fully-customizable, Arduino-based watering system

Irrigation + Arduino = Irrighino!

As the Internet of Things continues to blossom, there will surely be more and more ways for you to water your lawn …


Man uses Arduino set to bring the wild to his pet's feeding routine

Tired of feeding his cat in the usual way, Ben Millam created a primal, yet techie alternative for his cat, Monkey. Millam said the project started …


28BYJ-48 Stepper Motor with ULN2003 driver and Arduino Uno

First, lets see the little steppers in action! Our main character, StepperBot, is “instructed” to move in a square path on my coffee table, making 90 …


Arduino light-controlled theremin plays with light

Think “theramin” and what comes to mind? The Doctor Who music? Or the original Star Trek theme? Or perhaps even Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys? …


A Bluetooth Arduino for the mobile age: LightBlue Bean+

The LightBlue Bean+ is an Arduino-compatible board that you program wirelessly using Bluetooth Low Energy.

The Bean+ is the latest addition to the …

$40 Antenna Analyzer with Arduino and AD9850

If you are a hacker, you might consider ham radio operators as innovative. Most people, however, just see them as cheap. So it is no surprise that …


Taking Basic Electronics to the Internet (IoT)

After experimenting and having fun with IoT using a Spark Core, I realized I could add a series of tutorials up on Instructables. So this …


How to Make Custom Shields for Your Microcontroller Board

Step #1: Select a set of header pins

All shields are going to use a set of header pins to connect to the microcontroller. The two most common types of header pins used on shields are male break away header pins and stacking header pins.
• The stacking header pins are female header pins that have extra …


Automatic Fish Food Feeder using Arduino Uno

In this Instructables I'm going to show you how to build an Automatic Fish Food Feeder. So you don't have to remember to feed your fish daily because …


A Practical Introduction to IoT using Arduino, Node.js and Plotly // Adil Moujahid // Data Analytics and more

Internet of Things (IoT) has been a hot buzzword for the last few years. Simply put, IoT is the concept of connecting objects to a network in order …


Make an Apple Watch Door Unlocker

Step #1: Build the circuit

In Steps 1 through 6 you'll build the door electronics module and install the software onto the RFduino.
• The door strike requires 12 volts while the RFduino only requires 3.3 volts. To keep things simple, we use one 12V power supply, and use a voltage regulator to step down …


Make a High-Altitude Balloon Tracker (Arduino)

One of the coolest projects I have done so-far with my kids is a "near-space" balloon. That's not quite into space itself (100Km+) but so high that …


Arduino Stepper Motors

When we need precision and repeatability, a stepper motor is always the solution. With the way it is designed, a stepper can only move from one step …


How and Why to Add a Real Time Clock to Arduino

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Keeping time on Arduino projects isn’t as easy as you might think: once the computer connection isn’t there, your unpowered Arduino …


Control an Arduino with Your Smartphone via Blynk

Blynk is a new platform that allows you to quickly build interfaces for controlling and monitoring your hardware projects from your iOS and Android device. After downloading the Blynk app, you can create a project dashboard and arrange buttons, sliders, graphs, and other widgets onto the screen. …


Wino board - The tiny, 10€ Arduino with WiFi!

What´s the Wino board?

The Wino board is a small, Arduino compatible microcontroller gadget with built-in WiFi for only 10€. It´s easy to program and …

How to use a Push Button - Arduino Tutorial

Push buttons or switches connect two points in a circuit when you press them. This example turns on one led when the button pressed once, and off …


Remote Control Your Mac With Node.js and Arduino

The combination of Arduinos and Node.js allows us to do a lot of unexpected things. In this article, I’ll show how you can create a remote control …


Build a Wireless Alarm Clock with an Arduino

Alarm clocks are cheap and abundant, but they’re pretty boring. If you want to make your own, Instructables user Paranoid Legend shows you how to …


Color sensors and Arduino serial communication for beginners

Hi all, I'm going to talk about color sensors: how to build and calibrate one and how to use it with serial communication through an Arduino …


Windows Remote Arduino

In this project, we will use Windows Remote Arduino to turn an LED on and off. It is a simple example, but will reveal the power that the library can …

Microsoft Windows

PCB designing and isolationmilling only using free Software

In this Instructable I will show you how to design and fabricate your own PCB's, exclusively using free software that runs on Windows as well as on a …


The Making of A DIY Brushless Gimbal with Arduino

This is a story of my third project with cheap gyro and Arduino.

After the earlier two projects, Easy Inverted Pendulum and 3D Calligraphy, I have …

Using a scrap ordinary house alarm PIR with Arduino

If you are like me and don't like to throw away junk electronic items, you may have an old PIR sensor from an ordinary house alarm at the bottom of …


Arduino Comparison Guide

Contributors: Jimb0


Let’s face it, there are a a lot of different Arduino boards out there. How do you decide which one you need for your …


Arduino Announces New Brand, Genuino, Manufacturing Partnership with Adafruit

Through a U.S. manufacturing partnership with Adafruit and the launch of a new global sister brand called Genuino, today announces a couple of big moves that address the manufacturing challenges that have emerged for the company over the past few months.

Much of 2015 has seen the …


Talking Arduino Zero with Atmel

One of the biggest pieces of news from this year’s Maker Faire Bay Area was the announcement that the Arduino Zero will be shipping soon. We talk to Atmel‘s “Wizard of Make”, Bob Martin, about the board.

On the surface the board may look very similar to the Arduino Leonardo, but there are big …